Top 6 best adventure, action games on PC/Console nowadays (Part 1)

The following is a list of 6 best adventure and action game titles. See if there’s a game that you love.

Borderlands 3

Not only became the best-selling game in the history of 2K Games, Borderlands 3 also contributed a lot to help the series of the same name reach the $ 1 billion mark. So with 3 parts released, Borderlands has become the 2nd brand of 2K to reach the top billion dollars (the first brand is NBA).

Reportedly, Borderlands 3 is a sequel to the series of the same name released by 2K Games. The game takes place right after the events of both Tales from the Borderlands and Borderlands 2: Commander Lilith and Fight for Sanctuary.

The game comes with four new Vault Hunters that players can choose – including Zane, Amara, Moze and FL4K – each with some unique designed skills that have never been seen in any Borderlands game. come before.

Zane can sacrifice several items to equip two different active skills at the same time. Amara’s ability to master elements allows her to mix and match the skills of every Siren that appears before her, while Moze can change her active skills by using weapons. and different armor.

Death Stranding

Death Stranding is the next product of the great game maker Hideo Kojima. From Konami’s vice president, he split up to develop his own game and Death Stranding was born, a strange, confusing but extremely charismatic game.

Death Stranding is an action game in an open world environment, including a multiplayer feature. Kojima compared this game to his hit Metal Gear series, and confirmed that this would be a breakthrough.

With Death Stranding, players will follow Sam Bridges (Norman Reedus) on their journey across the United Cities of America (UCA) in order to bring humanity together. Accompanying him is BB, or “Bridge Baby”, a small fetus in the artificial womb that can give Sam the ability to see BTs (Beached Things) – monsters from another dimension are raging all over UCA.

Everything about Hearthstone’s Battlegrounds mode that you need to know

Hearthstone is one of the great PC games you should not miss. If someone is playing Hearthstone without updating the Battlegrounds mode, you should definitely read the following article.

What is the Battlegrounds mode in Hearthstone?

Battlegrounds mode is one of two Hearthstone expansion modes besides the Arena. In this mode, you will confront 7 other players, using your resources of money to buy minions to increase the squad strength. The last survivor will be the winner.

How is the game rule in this mode?

Every time you start a match, you will have to choose 1 Hero among 3 randomly chosen generals, all of them have their own Hero Power and the player will have to take advantage to win.

There are two stages of continuous repetition including Recruit and Combat. At Recruit stage, you will use the money you have to buy minions at the table of the store, the quantity and quality of minions will be based on the level of the store (from 1-6 stars). Minions when purchased always cost 3 money (regardless of level) and when you sell you always get 1 money.

The quality of minions you can buy in the store will increase according to its level

At the Combat stage, you will encounter an opponent randomly, the minions will attack automatically in the order from left to right, the target is completely random, unless there is a Taunt effect minion.

After this period is over, the side with minions remaining is counted as the winner, the amount of blood lost is calculated by the total level of the minions alive plus the shop level of the winning side.

Tip & Trick in Battlegrounds

When you buy the same 3 minions, they will automatically merge into a stronger unit. When playing a minion that has been upgraded to the ring, you will receive a card to discover one more minion. The discovered minion level is always 1 level higher than the current level of the store, so before using the upgraded minion, level up your store to get a better quality minion.

Units with Battlecry plus stats for minions on the table should not be upgraded, you should use the effect and then sell to get money to buy other minions with better stats.

Hopefully, the information about Hearthstone’s Battlegrounds mode above will help you get acquainted and experience the game even better.

Lord of The Rings Online community gathered to thank Sir Ian Holm

Actor Ian Holmes has died at the age of 88. Holmes was initially known as a stage actor, and then stepped on screen in Alien films with Chariots of Fire. But his most significant special role for moviegoers is Bilbo Baggins in the blockbuster series The Lord of The Rings.

The information he lost had a strong impact on the fan community, and the players of The Lord of The Rings Online recently decided to hold a Holmes tribute ceremony. Numerous events are held on various servers of The Lord of The Rings to honor Holmes’s life and career.

Ian Holmes as Bilbo Baggins

Holmes is dead, but his character Bilbo Baggins is still there in the game, and is living in Last Homely House in Rivendell, as many remember him in the movie. Many players gathered around the NPC throughout the day, among them a server gathering nearly 300 players who appeared in front of the Bilbo NPC location.

An account explained that a Minstrel (a medieval musician who sang or read poetry to accompany the aristocracy) played the melody of “The Misty Mountains Cold” from The Hobbit in the period. On another server, everyone gathered in Bilbo’s house in Bag End, smoking and playing music.

These are just a few of the many gratitude activities of those who appreciate what Ian Holmes did during his participation in the series The Lord of The Rings and The Hobbit. Holmes may have taken the boat to the Undying Lands, but Bilbo will remain there in the Lord of The Rings Online world. The game is currently released on PC.

Is cloud gaming the future of PC games? (Part 3)

If you are interested, you can download the OnLive client to try out the experience (currently the OnLive client supports Windows, Mac, Android, some smart TVs, and a dedicated device to play games on the OnLive system).

However, you can play the full version of each game for 30 minutes, a period just enough to feel the smoothness, image quality, and game lag.

OnLive’s biggest rival is Gaikai. Gaikai once used their technology to provide game demos that you can play in the browser  a much easier way for gamers to try the game before deciding whether to buy or not. However, after Gaikai was acquired by Sony in July last year for $ 380 million, the feature was disabled.

Sony’s acquisition of Gaikai indicates that it will participate in Cloud gaming in the future. Some rumors say Sony may use Gaikai to bring its PlayStation 4 games “to the cloud”. Other rumors claim that they can use Gaikai to stream PS3 games to PS4.

Future of Cloud gaming

So far, Cloud gaming has not been called success. The number of OnLive customers speaks for that. However, with the acquisition of Gaikai Sony shows that the “big” are very interested in this technology.

Nvidia recently introduced Project Shield, an Android-based handheld gaming console that enables PC gaming to stream from a computer to play on this machine (PCs must use Nvidia’s graphics cards).

Nvidia’s idea is that users only need a gaming PC, then they can use the computer’s hardware to play games on TV (The back of Project Shield has a micro HDMI port for outputting images and sound. TV), or a handy handset like Project Shield itself.

Game latency on Project Shield will also be lower because you are streaming the game through the home network. If these devices are connected via the intranet, the bandwidth problem will also be overcome. Nvidia seems to be very interested in their idea because this will take advantage of the strengths and overcome weaknesses of Cloud gaming.

Conclusions

It can be seen that it is difficult to predict whether Cloud gaming is the future of PC games or not, but the fact now is that cloud-based game services have not shown signs of development strong enough to “destroy” PC games or consoles, like tablets can’t replace computers. However, in some cases it will still be an interesting and rewarding option.

Is cloud gaming the future of PC games? (Part 2)

Playing immediately

When playing games in the traditional way, maybe some games will require the player to download a large amount of data to the device, maybe 10 GB or 20 GB, before you can play.

Meanwhile, cloud-based games will allow you to play games immediately, because the server has pre-installed games on it.

Easy to follow

You can easily follow professional game matches without having to install them.

Limit game … pirated

This is a benefit, but obviously for … the publisher. Since the game runs on remote servers instead of running directly on the user’s computer, there is almost no way to play pirated games.

Limitations of games cloud background

Despite many advantages as above, but cloud game also has its limitations as follows.

Video quality

The videos we watch on YouTube are often compressed videos to save bandwidth. For the same purpose, the gameplay videos that you receive from cloud game services will also be compressed. As a result, the image you receive will not be as sharp and detailed as it was when rendering on PCs with powerful hardware.

Cloud gaming requires huge amounts of bandwidth. Playing cloud games via the OnLive service on the smart TV may consume up to 3 GB of bandwidth per hour. Imagine if the demand for cloud gaming increased, the amount of bandwidth required would be extremely large.

Latency

This is hard to avoid. The game will respond much faster to the commands you give when playing games on a PC than when playing through Cloud gaming. This is about the nature of the technology. The images in the game must be rendered and compressed on cloud servers before being transmitted to the player’s device.

Unable to play games … pirated

In contrast to the interests for the publisher mentioned above, it is limited to gamers.

Requires high internet speed

Playing games via the “cloud” requires you to have a strong internet connection, which is currently not popular.

Cloud Gaming today

Currently, many cloud-based game services have been launched and put into operation. OnLive is one of the most talked about services, although their number of customers so far is still very small.

According to a report, before the restructuring in August last year, the number of people using this service was only 1800 people. So far, OnLive has received good feedback on latency and quality Count images. At the same time, with a properly configured PC or console, the OnLive experience is also great.

Is cloud gaming the future of PC games? (Part 1)

Cloud games have many advantages but also exist many weaknesses. Cloud gaming is a concept that was born a long time ago but so far not many people have envisioned it.

Overall, the idea of ​​this technology is to take all the processing tasks that gamers had previously needed on PCs, on “cloud” servers, eliminating the need for a powerful gaming PC, have discrete graphics card; or gaming consoles today.

Cloud games have many similarities with video streaming technology, but the difference is that cloud games have interaction and video streams are not. Basically, the cloud-based game server will run the game, then transmit the gameplay to the player. Game control operations via mouse, keyboard, controller will go through the network to send to the remote server. The server does the heavy lifting, and your PC just receives the video and audio it transmits.

The benefits of Cloud Gaming

In theory, Cloud gaming has a lot of benefits, including as follows.

Reduce input costs for players

You do not need to spend money to invest, upgrade expensive hardware (PC, Console). With cloud-based games, you can play new games with your existing hardware. You can also buy a device to stream the game and a controller plugged into the TV and network at home to play games.

Play games on any OS, and on any device

Most of today’s high-end games are only for Windows or console platforms. However, in theory, with Cloud gaming, this limit will be removed. It can help any device (PC, tablet …) running any operating system (Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS, Chrome OS, Windows RT …) can play games that are only for Windows .

Integrating games into other devices such as TVs

TV manufacturers can integrate Cloud gaming support capabilities into their smart TVs. The TV also doesn’t need expensive, expensive hardware. Any TV with a software that supports the same controller can enable Cloud gaming experience through BigPicture BigSoud’s OnLive service or Sony’s Gaikai. There are also some smart TV models that integrate this feature like Samsung or LG TVs.

The most successful online PC games in 2020 (Part 2)

In this part, let’s continue with the rest of the most successful online PC games in 2020!

Dota 2

Dota 2 is a very popular MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) game developed by Valve. The full name of this game is Defense of the Ancients 2.

Dota 2 has hundreds of generals, and your task is to pick one of them, join your team, take money to upgrade the weapons and skills of the general, destroy the enemy forces, and win. It is too simple.

I know, there will be many people who look at this game and just … scratching their heads because they didn’t know how to play, they were chased and killed forever. Me too. But because of The International annual tournament with fierce combat, handling spectacular situations from the world’s No. 1 players has made me unable to take my eyes off. In addition, its prize value is also the largest in the planet, as this year’s TI9 award amounted to $ 34.4 million. Terrible!

Fortnite

Fortnite is currently the largest battle royale shooter. Epic Games confirmed earlier this year that Fortnite has set the record for the most crowded game in a game with 7.6 million players, surpassing PUBG easily (PUBG is at its peak. There are only 3 million players in the same session.) That’s enough to see how big Fortnite is.

Fortnite attracts so many players thanks to its accessible gameplay, cheerful fresh graphics in an animated style, and especially a unique “home building” mechanism. In addition, because this game appears on many different platforms and can play “cross-platform” (cross-play), such as PS4 gamers can play with Xbox One, so the more it has player.

This year is the first year Fortnite has an official tournament, and Fortnite World Cup 2019 has a total prize value of up to $ 30 million.

Mortal Kombat 11

Mortal Kombat 11 was developed by NetherRealm Studio, and it is famous for bloody action, cracking the brain, spinal fractures, and of course, those are the “finishing” phases that when you finish watching I don’t want to be spoiled for days.

Thanks to the improved movement mechanism and new attack and defense mechanism, Mortal Kombat 11 has been praised by many gamers. Currently, the official Mortal Kombat tournament is called Mortal Kombat Pro Series.

The most successful online PC games in 2020 (Part 1)

PC game attract millions of gamers to watch every time the tournament takes place. The bigger the scale, the bigger the prize, the more great teams and sponsors. According to research firm Newzoo, they estimate the eSport industry will generate more than $ 1 billion in 2019.

Of course, there will be gamers who like the feeling of standing on the big stage receiving the prize board, and there will also be gamers going to compete in eSport simply because they want to assert their names in front of friends in Europe four tanks.

If you also love games and want to try an eSport game, or simply want to learn more about PC games to track, the list below will help you with that.

The following is a list of the top 10 eSport games in 2019. Note that this list only includes official tournaments with game publisher support.

League of Legends 

This is a MOBA game of Riot Games, and equally attractive as Valve’s Dota 2. LOL’s gameplay mechanics converge with role-playing elements, goalkeepers, and tactics in real time. And this also helps it to be different from other MOBA games on the market.

The unique combination of skill, strategy, and equipment elements is the highlight of this game, making it one of the representative faces of the MOBA game genre. As for the eSport tournament, LOL has the Championship Series with a total prize money of up to $ 2 million.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

This is a first-person shooter game (FPS – First-person Shooter) of Valve, famous for the Half-Life series. CS: GO was launched in 2012 and is also the latest version of the legendary Counter-Strike series. In the past, if anyone used to go to the net shop to shoot CS1.6, when they played CS: GO, they would see many familiar things.

Although through many years, threatened by many other large-scale shooters such as Call of Duty, Battlefield, but CS: GO still lives well and even lives well behind the other thanks to the gameplay mechanics that have confirmed the name. age and active community, lively discussion.

Although the graphics in the game have signs of obsolete but for many people, this does not matter at all. After many years, they still love CS: GO, and love the ELEAUGUE Major with the prize value of up to $ 1 million.

13 false prophecies about PC gaming in the past decade (Part 3)

2012

ESA figures have proven: the classic PC gaming genre is “dropping the radio”.

They say that the decline in sales of classic games (both in digital terms) has been neglected because casual gaming sales are increasing rapidly, and this is a sign that classic gaming PCs are dying. This is a case of not reading carefully the chart but went indiscriminately saying that only later casual games to play, not classic games anymore. If that’s the case, then there is now Angry Birds 6 instead of Civilization 6.

PC gaming will die a death without anyone noticing

This site assumes that PC gaming will be overwhelmed by consoles, and eventually gamers will choose to buy it console instead of a new video card.

At the same time, the article also lists all kinds of causes that cause PC gaming to die, such as illegal game downloads, consoles becoming popular, the PC community is fragmented. Especially taking the excuse of Blizzard to bring Diablo 3 up consoles so they will leave the PC, thereby causing the platform to be “evaporated” in the future.

Gameskinny: Illegal game downloads are killing PC gaming

This page said that if gamers do not take specific actions to limit the download of illegal games, sooner or later PC gaming will die. This is a common opinion collected from many different developers. Of course the problem of downloading pirated games is a big and important problem that needs to be addressed; But when it comes to making PC gaming wither, it’s a bit … “overkill”.

2015

Wired: PC gaming will be “one go away”

This article is based on a report that Apple is selling a lot of iPhones, while PC sales are not as satisfactory as expected. From this scratch report, Wired has drawn the conclusion that this phen, the PC will … die, and die. It’s probably because Wired thought that people who bought iPhones wouldn’t buy more PCs, so that conclusion was solid.

2019

MarketWatch: PC gaming is on the decline, and it should be

MarketWatch thinks that PC games are getting boring, repetitive, and most importantly, it’s like a slot machine. However, this article gives examples that are superficial, subjective, and somewhat unfounded. In short, the general idea of ​​this article is “because I don’t find PC gaming as exciting as it used to be, it means it’s dying.”

Looking back, it’s undeniable that PC gaming has many problems that need to be solved. But we should also remember that nothing in this world is perfect. PC gaming will continue to live long and growing to serve the gaming community, just like the adage: “Dogs bark and the people go on.”

13 false prophecies about PC gaming in the past decade (Part 2)

2010

Midlife Gamer: With the rapid development of the Internet, PC gaming will flash and then … shut off.

In the article on this page, there are many reasons why PC gaming comes to a dead end including downloading pirated games, lacking gaming servers, players still hesitating to buy digital games at original prices, developers are “lazy”. Optimized for many configurations, and much more.

Kinect creator: Now few people play FPS shooting games on PC.

Kinect creator Kudo Tsunoda said the Halo series has successfully completed the task of transforming the FPS genre into the console platform, so gamers are no longer interested in FPS games on PC.

Currently, there are still many FPS games released on both PC platforms and consoles such as the Call of Duty series, Battlefield series, or even more recently, Halo has also landed on the PC, and both are in harmony, neither side kills either. As for Kinect … is a different story.

2011

ZDNET: Put aside your gaming PC, buy a console to play.

ZDNET said that because digital games are going into a recession in the next 10 years (because gamers can’t sell games to others), consoles will rise to the top and PCs are just to kill time. Now it is not only very popular but also a lot of “markets” that sell digital games on PCs like Steam, Origin, Battle.net, Epic Games Store.

Cinema Blend: No more arguing, PC gaming will definitely die.

This claim is based on a report by PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers – one of the 4 largest auditing firms in the world), that the PC gaming retail market has no signs of development, and PC games are also loaded. more pirated.

The shortcoming of Cinema Blend lies in that while the retail market for PC games has decreased, the digital PC game segment is growing. And whether you buy a disc or buy a digital key, you need a PC to play games anyway?

TGDaily: PC gaming is dying, even id Software recognizes that.

After the Rage disaster launch on the PC platform, id Software (known for the Doom and Quake series) blamed drivers for NVIDIA and AMD, saying that the PC was not the main platform, and the console would attract more gamers than PC.